On Tuesday, there were shootings in Bowdoin and along Interstate 295 in Yarmouth, leaving four people dead and three injured, according to the Maine State Police. Authorities have issued a press release saying that they have linked the two occurrences and that a “person of interest has been detained in this matter,” but that the public is not in danger at this time.
“As a result of the shootings, four people were found deceased inside a home on the Augusta Road in Bowdoin,” police said. “A short time later at approximately 10:30 am, three people were shot while driving their vehicles southbound near Mile Marker 17 and Exit 15 in Yarmouth.”
“The victims were transported to a local hospital with one person is in critical condition,” the statement added. The Bowdoin shooting victims’ bodies have been sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
Anyone who may have information regarding the shootings is being urged by police to contact them. “Both shootings are connected,” Maine State Police said. “Investigators are currently working these scenes and will result in the road closure of I-295 southbound at Mile Marker 20 in Freeport to the Exit 15 off-ramp in Yarmouth for an undetermined amount of time.”
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An eyewitness who works nearby told Fox News that her office went into lockdown mode and that police were searching the woods behind the building. The witness also mentioned seeing an abandoned automobile with two bullet holes.
There was initially confusion about the shootings’ motivation. Neither the victims nor the suspect is known to the public at this time.
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